My art is about transmuting grief to wonder in order to help shape and nurture generative new questions, feelings, and ethics about what it means to be human at a time of socioecological crisis.
Climate justice, climate grief, and intergenerational trauma are topics I’ve focused on in recent years. These intractable issues tend to break hearts closed — my work aims to pry those breaks open so that we can ask better questions of ourselves and our world.
My primary tools to facilitate this transformation are color (in visual work), and sound (in language work). Both color and sound are direct paths to embodiment. Ideas need bodies. Good questions can’t be asked when we are trapped in our brains. My work celebrates the boundless generosity and feral memory of materiality (pigments, water, and language as a bodily force).